It was unimaginable that Japanese cuisine would become such an important element of the Indian dining experience as it has.
Sushi has probably become one of Delhi’s most popular dishes, with sushi being served in practically every restaurant. In India, the evolution of these rice and fish rolls has been fascinating. According to Amit Chowdhury, executive chef at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace, Sushi has matured among Indians.
However, the Japanese originated sushi. However, the Japanese prefer nigiri sushi, which consists of a raw fish piece perched on a rice pellet. Sushi rolls that are quite different are the foundation of the Indian sushi boom. The demand for Sushi in India has recently increased.
Indians who are explorative in food by their very nature, which invokes them to search for some of the finest places to have Sushi in India.
1. By The Mekong, St. Regis Mumbai
This restaurant, named after the famous river, specializes in a variety of Southeast Asian cuisines. Unlike most restaurants, which are usually red with dragons and other Asian aspects, the restaurant has stylish décor with no evident Asian characteristics. The vista from the tall ceiling to floor windows, in fact, is what impresses.
The tiger tear maki, with avocado adding nuttiness and crunch from the habanero tempura, completed with a smooth spicy sriracha mayo that erupts with a mélange of flavours and textures on the palate, is well worth a visit.
The freshness of the sushi materials (fish and vegetables) enhances the flavour profile and presentation, both of which are important in a maki roll.
2. By Morimoto, Mumbai
This contemporary Japanese restaurant, housed in the luxurious Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, is a class apart, having been named one of San Pellegrino’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Masaharu Morimoto, the first executive chef at New York’s renowned Nobu restaurant, created it.
The California, spicy yellowtail and salmon avocado rolls topped with seafood and wasabi are the main items on the sushi menu. Supper for two people costs Rs12,000 rupees.
3. Umame, Mumbai
This swanky pan-Asian restaurant, located in the Eros building at Churchgate, serves special sushi rolls like the Umame Volcano (tuna, salmon, crabstick, avocado), Wasabi Hit Prawn Roll (wasabi-brushed prawn tempura), Scorpion King Rolls (lobster tempura with red miso and nitsume), Unagi No Kabayaki (eel in nitsume on sushi rice), and Spicy Samurai Roll ( (edamame and wasabi pea tempura).
You can also get the ‘sushi boat’ collection from this page. A two-person lunch here costs around Rs3,000.
4. Guppy, New Delhi
Guppy is a contemporary Japanese bar and kitchen in Lodhi Colony, South Delhi. Your eating experience at this vibrant kaleidoscope of modern Japanese art and culture begins even before you take a seat.
The characteristic Poke Bowls — a Japanese-inspired Hawaiian cuisine that is basically an innovative preparation of sashimi in a bowl – are a speciality. A sushi and sashimi bar is also available, with a full menu of freshly prepared sushi.
The chef here is known for creating unique dishes that combine Japanese cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients from the area. Lunch for two here will set you back around Rs2,200.
5. Pan Asian, ITC Chola, Chennai
The restaurant has been professionally planned and outfitted. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious and cooked to perfection.
Pan-Asian restaurant serving high-quality cuisine from all throughout Asia. This isn’t your typical Chinese restaurant; it’s the pinnacle of Asian gourmet dining.
The samurai uramaki (above), botan ebi tempura stacked with fatty salmon usuzukuri and salmon roe, is a popular dish. The prawn is of excellent quality, soft and sweet by nature. The flavour of the sea dominates and persists even after the fish has been fried.
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